Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The 100th Day of School

So... I'm much later on this post than I should and was hoping to be... but, currently, that's life for me - just squeaking by! However, I definitely want to get this review up, because I'm oh-so-proud of the activity I have planned to go with it!

O'Connor, Jane.
Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School.
December 2009.
Harper Collins.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned before how much I love the books in the Fancy Nancy series! I find them to be super educational, while at the same time very appealing (at least to little girls, anyways)! This book was definitely not disappointing!

Fancy Nancy has a dilemma (that's fancy for problem, if you didn't know)! The 100th day of school is just three days away, and she can't think of any collection of 100 items to bring in! Almost all of her classmates have their collections completed, yet Nancy can't even decide where to begin! However, an unfortunate family tragedy (losing Goldy the Goldfish) opens up the opportune collection for Nancy's 100th day of school presentation. The book is perfect not only for your 100th day of school festivities, but also a great read for families dealing with the lose of a loved one (or pet).

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Almost all of my Fancy Nancy activities deal with some aspect of Nancy's use of fancy language. The activity for Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School is not too different than the activities I've posted in the past, but hopefully you'll be able to find a way to enjoy it with your child(ren). Almost all schools celebrate the 100th day of school. Most of these celebrations feature collections of 100 items. Why not make up a list of 100 fancy words and pretend to be Fancy Nancy for the day? You can download the worksheet here!

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